The Commercial Investing Show

Jason Hartman talks with Matt Curtis, founder and CEO of Smart City Policy Group, about the state of short-term rentals in today's society. Matt explains why he thinks that no matter what people in power do, they won't be able to stop the movement that is short-term rentals. Matt also discusses what he expects for the market when the economy inevitably sinks into a downturn and people stop taking so many vacations, and why a societal shift is key to that.

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] Technology is leading us closer to a Jetsons like world

[6:43] Short-term rentals seem like they're going to win out over areas that are currently resisting

[9:57] It's not hard to see why some areas of the country are resistant to the idea of short-term rentals

[13:42] Are short-term rentals squeezing renters out of the higher end homes?

[18:04] Commercial mix-use multifamily seems to be an area that there's no qualms using for short-term rentals

[20:14] What happens to short-term rentals when the next recession hits?

Website:

www.SmartCityPolicyGroup.com

www.SmartCityPolicySummit.com

Direct download: CI_214_Matt_Curtis.mp3
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Jason Hartman talks with Doug about short-term debt cycles and what's going on with our economic expansion that's been happening for years. It's been going on for a long time, and at some point it's going to turn, so how do we recognize it?

Key Takeaways:

[2:10] The Wealth Effect in a booming economy

[4:44] What precipitates the turn of the economy?

[11:05] The principles that drive the stock market are the same ones that drive real estate

[14:40] Can GDP growth and stock market growth have diverging rates of growth for extended periods?

[19:57] The primary reason this economic expansion has gone on so long is that it hasn't been inflationary

[26:16] The looming pension crisis

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Invest with Sven Carlin, Ph.D.

Direct download: CI_213_Doug.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Michael Finch, Principal at SVN and SFRhub Advisors, about the latest trend in real estate development: the build to rent model. The two discuss why this model is so popular, why developers love it and why it's not likely to be going away any time soon.

Key Takeaways:

[1:25] Why is the build-to-rent model so attractive?

[6:14] Build to Rent properties tend to haev drastically lower tenant turnover

[10:47] Financing build to rent properties

[14:08] Do communities have to be all or nothing in terms of build for rent sales?

Website:

www.SFRhub.com

Direct download: CI_212_Michael_Finch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Chris Porter, Senior Vice President & Chief Demographer at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, about what trends their company has been seeing. There have been some profound shifts in the way that Americans want their communities, what they're looking for in a house, and whether they even WANT to own a house.

Key Takeaways:

[2:28] The labor shortage in construction right now is a great opportunity for new technology to come into the market

[7:48] Some developer trends going on right now

[11:47] The current housing trends of Millennials and Baby Boomers

[15:14] Are the insititutional investors here to stay?

[19:48] Chris' prediction on home ownership rates has been somewhat right. Why he thinks it wasn't completely acurate

[24:41] Why the way generations are widely defined make no sense

Website:

www.RealEstateConsulting.com

Direct download: CI_212_Chris_Porter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

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